Mandy Burrell Booth - Staff member - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Mandy Burrell Booth

Mandy Burrell Booth rejoined MPC in January 2020 as a communications consultant focused on the organization’s water and environmental agendas. Mandy was a member of MPC’s communications team from 2004 to 2016, serving as communications director from 2011 to 2016.

Mandy has focused her nearly 20-year career on Chicago-area nonprofit organizations that advocate for sound public policy. She has a passion for developing creative communications campaigns that illuminate issues and win over audiences. Her efforts contributed to a wide range of initiatives, including increasing public education funding, promoting affordable housing, and conserving water. From 2016 to 2020, Mandy served as communications senior at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, where she supported the launch of the region's long-range comprehensive plan, ON TO 2050. In her early career, Mandy worked as a journalist in Chicago. 

She serves on the Board and Development Committee of the Welcome Network, which provides resources, mentorship and community to international residents of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. She is a member of the communications working group of the Calumet Collaborative, which brings diverse stakeholders together to advance sustainable economic development in the Calumet region, spanning south Chicago, the southeast lakefront and northwest Indiana. Previously, Mandy chaired the Board of Public Narrative, an organization that promotes democracy by connecting Chicago nonprofits and community voices to the media. She and her husband live with their two children in Beverly, a neighborhood on Chicago's South Side.

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Mandy Burrell Booth Communications Consultant

Areas of expertise

Strategic communications


Media relations


Content strategy

Speech writing


B.S. Journalism, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University

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